Sunday, 18 July 2010

Integrated communities

Levin’s evocation of 1959 rang a bell: It was the year we moved from a rented, unintegrated Levittown to an experiment in an integrated community in Northeast Philly: Morris Milgram’s Greenbelt Knoll. Never did my three children fear their own streets, most of their friends being black.

As my family now sells this house 50 years later, we salute the idealist who conceived the experiment. It worked, beautifully, Morris. Thanks.

We need more Milgrams to show the way.

Patrick D. Hazard
Weimar, Germany
July 1, 2010

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Has the house been sold? I was actually looking into it but really couldn't commit at the time. I hope to someday live in Greenbelt Knoll. Fantastic mide-century Kahn / Mongomery Bishop houses in the heart of the Northeast!